National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday (or SUNDAE), July 15th and every year, locations all over the US celebrate with free ice cream or discounted deals! After some thorough research reaching out to my favorite ice cream places and stalking their Instagrams, here's the scoop on where to find your sweet treat!
Brief History of National Ice Cream Day
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared the third week of July to be National Ice Cream Day along with July known as National Ice Cream Month by signing proclamation 5219. In this proclamation, the president called ice cream the perfect dessert and snack food and stated that over 90 percent of Americans enjoy it on a regular basis. He also stated that Americans should observe this day with activities and celebrations. So let's party, it's basically the law.
Now, let's EAT!
Salt and Straw teamed up with Postmates to offer FREE delivery for National Ice Cream Day from July 14 through July 22, you can score free home delivery of your favorite pints from a scoop shop near you.
Also, on Instagram, enter for a chance to win a 3-month home delivery subscription!
Enter here: Instagram.com
Flavors: Try their Invaded by Berries flavors such as Dough & Co Peanut Butter Cookies with Wild Berry Jam or Chocolate Hazelnut with Strawberries OR even Birthday Cakes and Blueberries, to name a few! Check out their July Menu
Afters Ice Cream
Locations: All over SoCal
Open 12PM-MIDNIGHT Errrrday
Top your ice cream with ice cream this Sunday, 7/15 at all Afters Ice Cream locations for FREE! 😮 Get a FREE mini cone with any flavor mini scoop with any ice cream purchase only on #NationalIceCreamDay 🇺🇸🍦
Cuz if you're a real ice cream fan, you want your ice cream with more ice cream 😅 #coneception
🍦: The Original Cookie Monster Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oreo and Fudge Swirl
For national ice cream day, Milk is offering a deal on their macaron ice cream sandwiches - buy three and get the fourth FREE. SO SWEET! I'll probably buy 8 (that's 2 for free)!
For National Ice Cream Day, get $2 off any scooped item (includes cups or cones). I know I'll add sprinkles to mine!
Make ice cream like a pro! Sign up for their ice cream classes!
Next sessions: Aug 4 and Aug 18
Location: 458 S. Main Street in Historic Downtown Los Angeles
Great offers from Peddler's Creamery on National Ice Cream Day:
- One free topping
- Buy one single scoop get a second single scoop for free
Try their favorite summer flavors: Peach Cobbler, Watermelon Sorbet, and our famous Fresh California Strawberry Ice Cream. YUM!
Join their Peddler's Club and make some ice cream!
"The Peddler’s Club is open to Peddlers almost every day with slots from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm. Be ready to pedal for 15-20 minutes at a pace of 15 mph in order to make one batch of ice cream. Call ahead of time (213-537-0257) to reserve your spot in advance or simply stop by the shop to sign up."
For each batch you churn, you get a free scoop from one of the flavors we have out in the case, or you can donate your scoop to charity."
So basically I get a workout and free ice cream? I call that a win/win!
More info here: Peddler's Club
Although they aren't serving on National Ice Cream Day, Chase and the Forum are partnering with Coolhaus to serve up complimentary ice cream sandwiches to Chase cardholders throughout summer! Every Friday, Chase and the Forum will hit the road with the Coolhaus ice cream truck to stop at different Los Angeles area locations and reward Chase Cardholders that show their card with a complimentary sweet treat.* Supplies will be limited so make sure to check it out early! Fans will also receive fun swag and can learn more about upcoming Forum shows while cooling off with delicious treats! More info: Click Here
#ChaseSummer Ice Cream Truck Schedule:
- Friday, July 13 at First Break Academy (10am-1pm)
- Friday, July 20 at Logic @ the Forum (6pm-8pm)
- Friday, July 27 at Chase Branch – Downtown (10:30am-2:30pm)
- Friday, August 3 at The Grove (12pm-4pm)
- Friday, August 10 at Chase Branch – Downey (11am-3pm)
- Friday, August 17 at UCLA (3pm-7pm)
- Friday, August 24 at Chayanne @ the Forum (6pm-8pm)
- Friday, August 31 at Chase Branch – Santa Monica (11am-3pm)
Can't make any of these locations? Here's a coupon - who doesn't love a coupon?!
ACROSS THE NATION
Download the Baskin-Robbins app on National Ice Cream Day to get special offers like a BOGO Cone, BOGO 99-cent sundaes, and $2 off a medium Milkshake. On Tuesday, July 31, all regular and kid-sized scoops will be $1.50 thanks to the chain's Celebrate 31 promotion. Additionally, this month, DoorDash is giving customers their first Baskin-Robbin delivery free.
On July 15, Carvel is offering customers a buy one get one free deal on soft serve in a cone or cup of any size.
Buy one get one free on July 15 from 1-6pm. Try their returning favorites such as Oreo Cookies and Creme!
Celebrate National Ice Cream day with a free mini cup of Dippin' Dots at participating stores and shopping center locations on July 15. Giveaway times will vary by location.
Whole Foods is partnering with my favorites Ben & Jerry’s and Talenti to hold a three-day sale in honor of National Ice Cream Day! From July 13 through July 15, customers can get two pints of the ice cream brands for $6. All Prime Members will get an extra 10% off.
Cold Stone Creamery is turning 30 this year! Can't believe we're the same age! ;-) Kick off the summerlong celebration with classic Cake Batter Ice Cream, Strawberry Cake Batter Ice Cream, and a new twist on one of their beloved flavors, Chocolate Cake Batter Ganache Ice Cream.
The ICEE float has been a favorite of members and associates with the inside scoop for years, and now this super sweet secret treat will be available for free sampling on July 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. The floats are available in three flavors: Frozen Cherry, Frozen Pepsi and Frozen Blue Raspberry, and each is topped with the new Member’s Mark Premium Vanilla Ice Cream – made with fresh milk and real sweet cream.
Sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club to get soft-serve coupons.
MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM
Locations: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York
Website: Museum of Ice Cream - Ice Cream Day
Of course the Museum of Ice Cream is throwing an Ice Cream Social (and I'm going! EEEEEEEK!)!
"In honor of our favorite holiday and the launch of our premium ice cream line, we are hosting ice cream socials in three of our favorite cities. Raise a pint with us to toast the debut our signature ice cream line available at TARGET stores nationwide, on July 8th!"
Tickets are sold out but keep checking in case more are released.
Learn how to make your own Ice Cream! On July 15th, they are focusing on how to make peach ice cream. Bring the kids!
Workshops are from 11am-12pm at the Studio City shop. $35 per person (ages 5+) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot!
Visit ALL LOCATIONS for new flavors such as Peaches and Cream, Blueberry Muffin, Vanilla Coconut!
See their sweet July Flavors here: July Menu
Also, don't miss these special treats appearing this month only:
Blueberry Ice Cream Pie ($48)
Okay, this one is only available until July 14, but it’s perfect to bring to any picnics, BBQs and parties. It features sweet cream ice cream with blueberry ripple in a graham cracker crust and is topped with whipped milk and blueberry coulis.
S’Mores Sundae ($10)
This decadent treat includes two scoops of chocolate ice cream, housemade graham cracker crumbles, a drizzle of hard chocolate shell, torched marshmallows and finished with a graham cracker stick.
Neapolitan Trio ($10)
Sweet Rose Creamery is debuting new, seasonal trios! This month they've been inspired by the classic Neapolitan flavor combo of chocolate, fresh strawberry and old-fashioned vanilla. It includes a drizzle of chocolate sauce and a waffle cone cookie. Great for enjoying solo (we won't tell) or splitting with a friend!
Check out these SWEET flavors at some of my favorite places!
- Mocha- Mocha Ice Cream, Dipped in Coffee infused white chocolate, rolled in coca nibs.
- Birthday Cake- We blend Birthday Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream together, Then dip it in Strawberry White Chocolate, rolled in Rainbow Sprinkles.
- Cookie Monster - Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pop ,Dipped in Blue Raspberry hard shell, Rolled in crushed Oreo's.
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry - Dark Chocolate Raspberry Ice cream, Dipped in Dark Chocolate, Dusted in Lavender Sanding Sugar.
New July Creations
- Summer Corn & Fire Roasted Poblano Chiles
- Fresh Peaches & Creme' Fresh
- Drunken Cherry Chocolate Chunk
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Vegan
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
SEE THE FULL MENU HERE: Ginger's Divine Menu
MUST. HAVE. DIVINE. POP! #drool
Don't want to go anywhere? Don't fret, you can get ice cream delivered to your front door!
DoorDash is giving customers their first Baskin-Robbin delivery free.
"The L.A.-based company turns superfoods into plant-based super treats, with flavors like coconut latte, vanilla matcha and mango rosemary. They've been stealing the hearts of West Coasters, dessert-loving celebrities and brands like Beats by Dre, Toms and Google. And now, on July 15 (just in time for National Ice Cream Day), the guys behind Dream Pops are rolling out nationwide shipping.
Your order will show up on your doorstep in 48 hours, still just as cold as when it left sunny California, thanks to special (and environmentally friendly) packaging. Plus, two new flavors are joining the already-deep lineup: Sky Blue Vanilla, flavored with ashwagandha and spirulina, and a passion fruit-jackfruit mash-up."
Source: Tasting Table
MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM
I love making my own ice cream! Check out the best ice cream makers here: seriouseats.com
All offers may subject to change. Offers were researched by contacting shops directly or taken from their websites/instagrams. This post was made from my love for ice cream and National Ice Cream Day! Please help me by sharing with your friends on social media!
Please share in the comments below where you are celebrating! See you for some #sundayfunday or as I like to call it, #sudaefundae